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living on the fruits of its noble past. but a france governed by the middle class was losing its taste for nobility. like many aristocrats, his father alphonse retreated into rural pastimes-- riding and hunting. an eccentric, he looked wistfully back to the family's glorious past. alphonse had married his first cousin adele, a common practice in a class anxious to preserve the purity of its bloodlines. but the results of inbreeding for henri were uncommonly cruel. his legs were short and weak. he broke each of them in early adolescence and stopped growing when he was 14. he was just under five feet tall. his head, hands and torso continued to develop. but his stunted legs made walking painful for the rest of his life. denied the aristocratic pleasures of riding and hunting, henri turned to sketching and painting rural scenes. he had a flair for it and in 1882, at the age of 18, he moved to paris to study painting. it was a move that would change the direction of his art and his life. paris in the 1880s was becoming the modern city. baron haussmann's legacy, the great boulevards that de
crop was severe. in some regions, the harvest was a total loss. in september of that year, government offials came to rokune to check on the year's rice harvest. ( speaking japanese ) ( speaks japanese ) translator: twenty. narratoroffials cotr of slks,wer heads and rnels. ( speaks japanese ) translator: hulls: 92; kernels: two. narrator: this crop is devastated with only 90 empty hulls and only two full ones. this kind of damage had not been seen in generations. so why plant in the north rather than in southern japan? it's a fascinating example of agricultural geography and even economic geography in japan. the closer you are to the parts of the country that have become densely populated, it's been harder to maintain agricultural activities in those areas because of higher-paying jobs and the attractiveness of urban life in these areas that traditionally supportedts because of higher-paying jobs or at least double-cropping of rice in the course of a year. that tin the northeast,ortedts beon the other hand,ying jobs that's been much slower to industrialize. so agriculture has been the
government agreed to sell two of their best raphaels. one was the alba madonna, for which mellon offered the highest price ever paid for a painting up to that time. the other was raphael's small saint george and the dragon, an early work with an illustrious history. along with the rest of his collection, mellon's three raphaels formed the nucleus of the national gallery, founded in 1937 and opened to the public in 1941. president franklin roosevelt: "this national gallery and the collections it contains..." narrator: the raphaels in the national gallery were joined by another painting by the artist, the portit of bindo altoviti, purchased by chain store magnate samuel kress. on berenson's recommendation, kress bought the portrait from a european museum. today, it is generally accepted as a work by the master's hand. it was not only nostalgia for the past which led american collectors to pursue raphael, nor was it merely rivalry with each other. these collectors shared a sense of cultural responsibility. the raphaels, once in private hands, are now all in public museums where they can be
a constitutional government; the following covenant ces, some 613 different ones, requiring devotion in daily lifamong the jews. this ithe power t mythic story in judaism. >> actually, that's really my younger brother. you know, he's gone back to selling used cars, and i don't think he reads the bible any way. but no, the story in there, the power of it, is what we're looking at in myth. and again, like we said, you could just imagine how people reading that could pick up on the things that were so important to them. another thing is, oftentimes people will say, "oh, america is a christian nation." and 88 percent of the people who are some form of religion in this country are christians, so you can say anything you want, i suppose, and get away with it. but not really so, a christian nation, because the first amendment to the u.s. constitution separates church and state. however, i always like to say, "well, in some senses, it's a christian nation, but it most certainly is a jewish nation, because that whole creation, liberation, exodus, making of a holy land - we've got towns around here cal
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